When 72-year-old Cloris Waldrip finds herself lost and alone in the unforgiving wilderness of the Montana mountains, it seems her chances of ever getting home to Texas are slim. Debra Lewis, a park ranger who is drinking her way out of the aftermath of a messy divorce, is the only one who believes the old lady may still be alive. Suspenseful, wry and gorgeously written, it is the inspiring account of two unforgettable characters whose heroism reminds us that survival is only the beginning.
The sole survivor of a plane crash, 72-year-old Cloris Waldrip is lost and alone in the unforgiving wilderness of Montana's rugged Bitterroot Range, exposed to the elements with no tools beyond her wits and ingenuity. Intertwined with her story is Debra Lewis, a park ranger struggling with addiction and a recent divorce who is galvanized by her new mission to find and rescue Cloris.